The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) was formed in 1991 to anticipate, seek out and resolve threats to the water quality in the Wawasee area watershed. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting education, encouraging best management practices to reduce erosion and acquiring wetlands and endangered shoreline areas. Now in our 27th year, our efforts have resulted in the acquisition and protection of over 10 miles of shoreline and 51 wetland areas totaling over 900 acres.
Go Fishing with the DNR!
Free learn to fish clinic led by DNR biologist Matt Linn on Thursday, July 5 from 9 AM to 11 AM. The DNR will supply fishing rods and bait. Bring the kids (adults must have a fishing license to participate). Join us at the WACF Between-the-Lakes property on Pickwick road across from the Channel Marker restaurant. No pre-registration necessary.
It’s Bug Catch Time!
Our most popular event of the year will be on Saturday, July 7 from 9 AM to 11 AM at the WACF Education Center. Kids will hit the water with nets to learn all about water critters from Nancy Brown (Hoosier Riverwatch trainer). This event is free and everyone is welcome! More about the Lake Talk and Eats Events…
Johnson Bay East Preserve
WACF’s newest acquisition (January 2018) is Johnson Bay East Preserve which neighbors the Johnson Bay wetlands and the B&O Railroad to the north and Johnson Bay wetlands to the west. This special 41 acre preserve once provided the outflow of Dillon Creek into the Johnson Bay/Wawasee wetlands and headwaters.